My Hungry Heart recipe #12 – Butternut gratiné

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Butternut gratiné

Extract from the book My Hungry Heart by Antoinette De Chavonnes Vrugt


6 small butternuts

250 g bacon, chopped

2 onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

30 ml butter

30 ml olive oil

5 ml dry oregano

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

250 ml cheddar cheese, grated


Halve butternuts and remove pips.

Heat butter and oil in a frying pan and sauté onions with the garlic and oregano.

Add bacon and fry until golden brown.

Season the butternut halves to taste.

Fill the hollow in each butternut with the fried onion and bacon mixture.

Cover the baking tray with foil and bake at 180°C for 30 minutes.

Uncover and top with grated cheese.

Bake another 30 minutes or until the butternut is tender and the cheese is melted.

Photo ©Hentie Burger

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